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  • Towards genetically engineered crops in Ghanaian agriculture : confined field trials and the 'next-door neighbor effect' theory 

    Agorsor, Israel D. K.; Yafetto, Levi; Otwe, Emmanuel P.; Galyuon, Isaac K. A. (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    Genetically engineered (GE) crops have a role to play in increasing agricultural productivity. However, efforts to promote genetic engineering agriculture in Africa have been met with some amount of resistance. Here, we ...
  • But what do rural consumers in Africa think about GM food? 

    De Groote, Hugo; Gitonga, Zachary M.; Kimenju, Simon C.; Keter, Fredric; Ngigi, Obadiah (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    So far, few African countries have accepted genetically modified (GM) crops, despite their high potential for increasing food production. The opinion of African consumers is missing in the debate, especially of those in ...
  • Can science and geneticsliteracy affect student perception of genetically modified organisms? 

    Nunez, Gerardo H.; Kovaleski, Alisson P.; Casamali, Bruno; Darnell, Rebecca L. (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    Observational studies have shown that educational attainment is related to heightened consumer perception of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically modified food (GMF). However, there is little information ...
  • Colorado residents trusted sources of agricultural, biotechnology, and food information 

    Martin, Michael J.; Hill, Rebecca L.; Van Sandt, Anders; Thilmany, Dawn D. (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    This research examines the trusted sources for information related to agriculture, biotechnology, and food quality, nutrition, and safety. We use correlation analysis and differences in means tests to explore trust levels ...
  • The cost of a GMO-free market basket of food in the United States 

    Goodwin, Barry K.; Marra, Michele C.; Piggott, Nicholas E. (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    We examine the consumer cost consequences of choosing GMO-free food over food that contains GMOs. Using text-mining algorithms applied to detailed product descriptions contained in a proprietary database of individual GMO ...
  • Patent characteristics and patent ownership change in agricultural biotechnology 

    Gjonça, Etleva; Yiannaka, Amalia (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    We examine the effect of various patent characteristics on changes in patent ownership that occurred due to mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs in the agricultural biotechnology industry in the 1980s and 1990s. Our goal ...
  • Whether the research anticommons? 

    Lesser, William (University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2016)
    Fifteen years ago, the ‘tragedy of the anticommons’ article warned that excessive patenting of biotech products and research methods could deter rather than stimulate invention, but little evidence was offered. Here, ...